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A History of Japanese Religion

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Seventeen distinguished experts on Japanese religion provide a fascinating overview of its history and development. Beginning with the origins of religion in primitive Japanese society, they chart the growth of each of Japan's major religious organizations and doctrinal systems. They follow Buddhism, Shintoism, Christianity, and popular religious belief through major perio ...more
Paperback, 648 pages
Published August 15th 2002 by Kosei Publishing Co
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An ok introduction to Japanese religion but it could do with new perspectives. The wording is dry, which could be attributed to it being a translated work. The structure is somewhat haphazard, though the maps in the beginning of some chapters are helpful. As a whole it glosses over many aspects and leaves out important details. To me it tried to accomplish to encompass too much and did not quite succeed, especially since there seem little connections drawn or shown that would make it a preferabl ...more
Yusak Lie
This book was good for those who want to understand why Japan has so many cultural point of view. Apparently, each religion discussed in this book has contributed their influence to Japanese culture.
Ellen Brenna
It would make an excellent reference if you ever have any questions about the history of Japanese religion but it is incredibly dry and does not make for an enjoyable read.
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